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Doctor insights on: Forehead Blister Symptoms

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


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Can i put neosporin on blisters on forehead?

Can i put neosporin on blisters on forehead?

Neosporin: Hello, yes you can place newsprint on the blisters assuming you are not allergic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Blisters on my forehead from a sunburn. How do I treat this problem?

Blisters on my forehead from a sunburn. How do I treat this problem?

See your doctor: The number and complexity of your symptoms mandate a face to face visit with your doctor. Its beyond the scope of this forum. ...Read more

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I have some small shingles blisters (not covered) on my forehead. Can I do business - bank, grocery, church - or am I putting people at risk?

You can do business: Shingles is not transmitted as shingles. Those without immunity, or with weak immunity to CHICKEN POX (varicella) might get chicken pox from this exposure. These include people who have never had chicken pox and have not been immunized against it, which is not common. It includes people with transplants such as bone marrow transplant. It includes people on certain therapies for lymphoma or other m ...Read more

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Stomachache, Headache yest. woke up w/quarter sized, red, raised area on forehead. Don't itch/hurt. Also gettin 2fever blisters. Sound like virus?

Stomachache, Headache yest. 
woke up w/quarter sized, red, raised area on forehead. Don't itch/hurt. Also gettin 2fever blisters. 
Sound like virus?

Herpes: The forehead lesion could be early shingles(herpes zoster). See your physician as soon as possible as antiviral treatment may be needed and precautions necessary for potential eye involvement. Routine herpes simplex(cold sores) of the lip area is less serious potentially. See your physician even it if turns out to be a false alarm. ...Read more

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I have shingles blisters on my forehead. Can I take a shower and wash my hair? Is there danger that it will spread to my eye that way?

I have shingles blisters on my forehead.  Can I take a shower and wash my hair?  Is there danger that it will spread to my eye that way?

No danger: Shower. It is good for it. The cornea shares a nerve with the tip of the nose. If you have it on the forehead it is a different nerve. If you have eye symptoms or shingles on the tip of the nose, see an ophthalmologist. Shower and shampoo does NOT spread shingles. Pills for it, started on day 1 or 2, taken for a week, may shorten the course and reduce the symptoms. ...Read more

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Shingles - what now? Red spot w/a few tiny blisters broke out on my forehead friday eve. Started spreading down toward my eye sat. This morning (sun), i went to urgent care. They did visual inspection only and said not a classic presentation, but it's

Shingles - what now? Red spot w/a few tiny blisters broke out on my forehead friday eve.  Started spreading down toward my eye sat.  This morning (sun), i went to urgent care.  They did visual inspection only and said not a classic presentation, but it's

One : One fourth of all shingles (caused by the reactivation of the chicken pox virus varicella zoster) infections can affect the eye area. The mainstay of treatment is starting antiviral medications within 72 hours of the start of infection which it sounds like you have done - that's great! if the symptoms are worsening or if you feel like your vision is being affected, you should either give your doctor a call or go see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) for an evaluation right away. There are different additional treatments that can help besides the valacyclovir if the actual eye becomes involved. There is a 15% possibility of transferring chicken pox to your infant son. The ope lesions contain the virus, but once they crust over, you are no longer contagious. Shingles is much less communicable than chicken pox. Good hand washing is key! other good news is that your breastmilk is also going to be somewhat protective for your son with anti-varicella antibodies, so keep breast feeding! some doctors will also recommend the use of vzig (injectable antibodies against varicella virus) and immunization for older infants (9 mos or older). You may want to give your son's doctor a call and see what they recommend. Valacyclovir is a category b drug for pregnancy (b = safe), and is ok to use while breastfeeding, too. (see link below) since your lesions are on your face/ near your eye, you should not stop this medication. ...Read more